Loyola University Maryland

Faculty Development

Key Offices Supporting Faculty Teaching

Academic Advising and Support Center

The academic advising and support center (AASC) promotes the academic progress of undergraduate students by supporting the declaration of major (and minor) processes, course registration and withdrawal, and graduation clearance. AASC is a resource for students seeking clarity about degree requirements or university policies and assists faculty serving as core and major advisors. Part-time and transfer students, students with learning disabilities, and students who are academically at risk can find key support in AASC as well.

Disability Support Services

Disability Support Services is available to provide appropriate and reasonable supports and modifications, so that students may fully participate in the life of the University. The FAQ page includes recommended syllabus language. An accessibility working group also offers support and guidance on universal design for your courses.

Loyola/Notre Dame Library

The Library supports faculty teaching and scholarship in a number of ways. In particular for teaching, the Library provides instructional services, resources for curriculum building, and other partnerships. The Library also offers a liaison program for tenure-track faculty and liaises with departments to build collections that will support the needs of our students.

Messina

Messina is a unique, first-year experience designed to help students adjust quickly to college-level work and forge a clear path to success at Loyola and in the life and career that will follow. Faculty work in pairs and in conjunction with an administrator and student leader around a shared theme. The Messina office offers faculty training workshops and occasional discussions. Messina coordinates the Common Text and other programming throughout the year.

Office of Digital Teaching and Learning

The office of digital teaching and learning provides a bridge between you, the faculty, and the technology tools needed to help your students succeed. Their team consists of technology experts, instructional designers, and creative professionals here to help you use technology for the best educational outcome: enlightened and engaged students. The office of technology services also offers frequent training workshops and brownbag discussions on pedagogical matters. Each summer, the office of digital teaching and learning sponsors a Digital Pedagogy Workshop to help faculty develop new online or hybrid courses.

Office of Service-Learning

The Office of Service-Learning is housed in the Center for Community Service and Justice (CCSJ). The office coordinates service-learning on campus, including through logistical support, a strong network of community partners, and an annual Faculty Fellows Seminar week-long workshop on service-learning pedagogy. The Office of Service-Learning also supports faculty efforts in the area of engaged scholarship and coordinates the Faculty Award for Excellence in Engaged Scholarship

The Study

The Study, located on the third floor of Jenkins Hall, offers a quiet study space and computer lab for both undergraduate and graduate students. The Study also offers tutoring and academic support services for Loyola students, including peer and professional tutoring; reading-strategy assistance for both first- and second-language learners; academic success workshops on a variety of study skills; and organization and time-management coaching. 

Office of Undergraduate and Graduate Studies

The office of undergraduate and graduate studies houses the Messina program, the Academic Advising and Support Center (AASC), and the Study. The dean and assistant dean of UG and GR studies coordinate efforts within their office and partner with other offices across campus (e.g., Records, International Student Services, the Office of International Programs, Student Development, Career Services) to ensure the academic success of all students. 

The Writing Center

The Loyola Writing Center serves undergraduates, grad students, faculty, and staff. We gladly work with writers in any stage of their writing process, and we welcome writing from any discipline or subject matter. Our main offices are on the Evergreen campus in Maryland Hall 057. We also have satellite offices on the Timonium and Columbia campuses. See our Locations & Hours for complete availability.